Critical Care Fund

For: DCIN
Organizer: DCIN
Critical Care Fund (DCIN)
$10,650
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 195 donors
53% Complete

The Story

1/31/16 - Long-time supporters of DCIN have seen how, time and again, we have to post emergency fundraisers to help pay the medical bills for cats in crisis.  We very rarely get those fundraisers completely filled - and we deeply appreciate every dollar of assistance we receive!  However, DCIN is committed to not leaving cat parents with a bill, even if we don't raise enough to cover the total vet charges.  This means that we have to dip farther and farther into our reserve with each cat in crisis, which puts us at risk of having to tell the next parent of a cat in crisis, "No, we can't help your cat at this time."  This runs counter to our mission of helping diabetic cats in need.

To combat this issue, we would like to establish a Critical Care Fund.  Having this fund available before we hear of a cat in crisis will give us the ability to say "Yes" to all but the most extensive medical bills.  (And in that case, we would likely hold a supplemental fundraiser in order to still help the cat.)  We hope our supporters will understand the logic of changing our operating model in this way and that those who have given so generously to our emergency fundraisers in the past will consider donating periodically to this new fund to help us stay in a stable position from which to offer assistance to all diabetic cats in need.

Thank you for caring and for helping DCIN help kitties in need!

~Amy


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DCIN is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation and its employer ID number is 45-4519681. Your donation to DCIN may be tax-deducitible on your US local, state, and federal income tax returns. DCIN's treasurer will send you a receipt for your donations.

Amy Sikes, Development Director
[email protected]

Jenna Watts, Executive Director
[email protected]

www.dcin.info
www.facebook.com/DiabeticCatsinNeed

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on June 19, 2017

Posted on June 19, 2017

6/19/17 - DCIN has spent over $40,000 in vet bills during the first half of 2017. Even though we've gotten many donation, our coffers are still basically empty - we have enough to pay for our starter kits for new clients, but if we have another kitty in crisis turn up, we'll have to say NO.  We've already had to say NO twice this year. It breaks our hearts, but we can't bankrupt the organization to help kitties in crisis. If that happens, NO cats are helped, and many are needlessly euthanized. Help us keep the purrs going at DCIN!

FYI, we've also spent $5,000 on obtaining insulin and $5,000 on diabetic supplies so far this year - the number of kitties we're helping on a daily basis has grown incredibly. Sadly, the donations have not kept pace with requests for assistance.

We are all just one medical crisis away from disaster. Please help ensure that DCIN can be the safety net we want to be. Thanks for caring, and thanks for your previous support! ~Amy


Posted on October 8, 2016

Posted on October 8, 2016

10/7/16 - I am asking people to help us fill this fund so we can pay for the FOUR kitties we currently have in DKA.  Thanks so much for caring! ~Amy

Posted on April 16, 2016

Posted on April 16, 2016

4/15/16 - Thank you to all our donors! We were able to help a kitty in DKA today without resorting to an emergency fundraiser.  However, that case has drained the donated funds in the account.  We'd love to refill this fund! ~Amy

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